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More Tributes Pour In For Ruby Dee

12th June 2014

Omar Epps, Talib Kweli, Questlove and Alyssa Milano have added to the tributes pouring in for actress Ruby Dee, who died on Wednesday (11Jun14) at the age of 91.The film and Tv star, who was...

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Talib Kweli Headlining J Dilla Tribute Concert

7th March 2014

Rapper Talib Kweli will headline the first ever NY Loves Dilla tribute concert, dedicated to the memory of late hip-hop producer J Dilla.The Get By hitmaker will perform at Webster Hall in Manhattan, New York...

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Cmj Music Marathon Returns In Its 33rd Year With More Incredible Showcases

By Holly Williams | 4th October 2013

The CMJ Music Marathon comes to New York City for its 33rd year bringing with it hundreds of seminal artists from the newly emerging to the well-established.CMJ has been holding electrifying music events over the...

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Talib Kweli Joins Stand Your Ground Protest In Florida

9th August 2013

Rapper Talib Kweli has joined protesters at a sit-in outside the Florida State Capitol to speak out against the state's controversial self-defence law, Stand Your Ground.The hip-hop hitmaker showed up to the Tallahassee rally on...

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The Roots Staging Prince Tribute Show For Charity

7th January 2013

The music of soul superstar Prince is set to be celebrated at a special benefit concert featuring hip-hop collective The Roots, Booker T. Jones, rapper Talib Kweli and funk rockers Living Colour.The show will feature...

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Talib Kweli Upset About Peter Andre Sample

17th October 2012

Rapper and poet Talib Kweli has slammed Peter Andre for allegedly using one of his verses on a new album track without permission.The hip-hop icon was stunned when he learned the Australian pop star had...

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Fascinating Fact: 3319563

10th October 2012

Hip-hop icon Talib Kweli is to be honoured for his career achievements by New York's Brooklyn Music School. The I Try hitmaker will be one of three special guests at the community institution's 100th anniversary...

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Stephen Colbert's New Festival Sets Sail This Month

1st August 2012

Talk show host Stephen Colbert is looking to make his mark on the festival circuit as he launches 'StePhest Colbchella '012: Rocktaugustfest', set to be held on board the USS Intrepid, at New York City's...

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Rage Against The Machine's Morello Returns To Wall Street

13th October 2011

Rage Against The Machine guitarist Tom Morello is to perform in New York on Thursday (13th October 2011) as part of the Occupy Wall Street protests. Morello, winner of the Eleanor Roosevelt Human Rights Award,...

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Rapper Talib Kweli Joins Wall Street Protest To Help 'Spread The Information'

7th October 2011

Rapper Talib Kweli joined campaigners in New York on Thursday night (06Oct11) to lend his support to the ongoing social equality protests and help "spread the information" about the cause.The Get By star joined hundreds...

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Rap Duo Black Star Cancel U.s. Tour Dates

5th October 2011

Hip-hop stars Mos Def and Talib Kweli have axed a string of upcoming U.S. tour dates.The duo, performing together as Black Star, was due to play shows in cities including New York, Los Angeles, Las...

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Bow Wow Threatens To Delete Twitter Profile

20th July 2011

Bow Wow, the American rapper and actor, has threatened to shut down his Twitter page in what appears to be a row over certain 'fans' tweeting "fake statements" on his behalf. Bow Wow took to...

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Lauryn Hill Expecting Sixth Child With Marley?

7th June 2011

Lauryn Hill, the Grammy Award-winning singer, is expecting her sixth child with boyfriend Rohan Marley, reports E! Online. Lauryn Hill announced the news during a performance in Detroit on Saturday (4th June 2011), telling the...

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Mos Def To Star In Sixth Season Of Dexter

12th May 2011

Mos Def, the American rapper and actor, has signed on to join award-winning cast of crime saga 'Dexter', reports Mtv News. Mos Def will take on the role of ex-con 'Brother Sam', a religious and...

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Jay-z And Kanye West's Album Only Needs 'Little Tweaks'

23rd March 2011

Jay-Z and Kanye West's 'Watch The Throne' album is complete apart from "little tweaks".Producer Guru said the bulk of recording is complete and he's currently doing his best to get the rap superstars to "hurry...

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'I Miss Aaliyah Everyday' Says Missy Elliot

26th August 2010

Pop star AALIYAH died nine years ago on August 25th 2010 in an airplane crash whilst travelling back to the US from the Bahamas. A child prodigy, Aaliyah recorded her first album at just 14-years...

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Fascinating Fact 9240

6th May 2010

RYAN GOSLING is set to narrate a documentary about today's youth disinterest in social and political issues. Rapper TALIB KWELI will also appear in Phillip Montgomery's ReGENERATION.

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The Things They Say 14402

26th November 2009

"It was me and 17 white people!" Rapper TALIB KWELI felt like the odd one out when he joined celebrities including CAMERON DIAZ, JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE and comedian JIMMY FALLON on a charity trip to Africa...

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Hip-hop Matriarchs Head Panel For Single Mums

9th July 2009

The mothers of top rap artists COMMON, MOS DEF and TALIB KWELI are teaming up to run a workshop in New York to provide single mums with tips on how to raise young black sons.Dr....

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Snoop Dogg And Kweli Join Spaceman Aldrin On New Tune

24th June 2009

Rappers SNOOP DOGG and TALIB KWELI have teamed up with famed astronaut BUZZ ALDRIN to give the moon hero's new song an out-of-this world hip-hop twist.Aldrin, the second person to step foot on the moon...

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Rapper Kweli Weds

11th May 2009

Hip-hop star TALIB KWELI has wed his girlfriend DJ EQUE in an intimate ceremony in California. The couple tied the knot in Bel Air at a private residence on Saturday (09May09) in front of family, friends,...

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Fascinating Fact 7071

27th March 2009

Hip-hop stars MOS DEF and TALIB KWELI are reuniting their group BLACK STAR for a pair of concerts in New York this spring (09). The duo will come together to play two shows at The...

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Kweli Leads Chicago Education Programme

10th March 2009

Rapper TALIB KWELI is fronting a new campaign to promote reading and literacy among the Chicago, Illinois youth. The star has agreed to perform at two back-to-back Dare 2 Dream events at the city's House of...

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Fascinating Fact 3899

8th September 2007

American rapper TALIB KWELI owns more than 30 baseball caps, but admits, "I only wear them once and then they're gone."...

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Kweli Credits Timberlake With 'Beefier' Sound

21st August 2007

U.S. hip-hop star TALIB KWELI has credited JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE with helping him "beef up his sound" for his new album. The rapper, who collaborated with the singer on track The Nature, insists the SexyBack hitmaker...

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Banner And Kweli Fume Over Sharpton Comments

13th August 2007

Rappers TALIB KWELI and DAVID BANNER have blasted REVEREND AL SHARPTON for proposing a ban on racist lyrics, insisting they will never stop using the word "n**ger". Civil rights activist Sharpton is currently visiting cities...

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Reed To Open New York Music Venue

2nd April 2007

Veteran rocker LOU REED will be the first act to play the new HighLine Ballroom venue in New York City. The WALK ON THE WILD SIDE star will take the stage at the new 700-capacity...

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Rapper Kweli Creates Virtual World For Fans Online

31st October 2006

Rapper TALIB KWELI has created his own online virtual world, where fans can form neighbourhoods and build homes. The digital parallel universe, called SECOND LIFE, is a new feature of Kweli's website, where devotees can...

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Rap Star To Make Record Attempt

19th May 2006

Hip-hop star SUPERNATURAL will attempt to break the world record for the longest freestyle rap at this year's Rock The Bells festival in California. The rapper will have to keep going for nearly nine hours...

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The Roots Stage Dilla Tribute Shows

29th March 2006

THE ROOTS will host a set of benefit shows in memory of late producer/rapper J DILLA at New York's Radio City Music Hall on 18 and 19 May (06). NAS, COMMON, TALIB KWELI, ERYKAH BADU...

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